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Knowledge sharing and collaboration key to address Climate Change

Hafiz Hafeez ur Rehman, Chief Minister of Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan addresses at the inaugural session of the international conference on Climate and Environmental Change Impacts on the Indus Basin Waters. Photo: CIMOD

Experts at an international conference call for better coordination and cooperation between scientists, government authorities, and development partners to address emerging challenges in the Indus River basin KATHMANDU (Nepal) – Greater collaboration is needed between various stakeholders to understand and mitigate the impacts of climate change in the Indus Basin which is the most glacier and snowmelt-dependent basin in the ... Read More »

Heavy air pollution closes schools in Tehran

Heavy air pollution closes schools in Tehran

Air pollution in the Iranian capital, Tehran, has reached an alarming level Tehran (IRAN) – Schools across Tehran closed on Sunday and Monday and residents have been warned to stay at home as thick smog of pollution hangs in the air, officials said on Saturday. Esfandyar Chaharband said the decision has been made due to the severe air pollution and ... Read More »

World leaders sign Paris Climate Agreement to end fossil fuels

French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius (C), President-designate of COP21 and Christiana Figueres (L), Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, hold hands as they react during the final plenary session at the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) at Le Bourget, near Paris, France, December 12, 2015. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Agreement will be legally binding and aims to keep global warming ‘well below’ 2 degrees PARIS (France) –  Some two hundred leading nations unanimously embraced a plan that will leave most of the world’s fossil fuels unburned. It is the first time world leaders have adopted a global pact to fight climate change by reducing emissions. Countries will have to publish greenhouse ... Read More »

Youth explore climate change issues through Arts

Student taking selfies with their artworks on Climate Change at at 5th Pakistan Mountain Festival in Islamabad

5th Pakistan Mountain Festival begins in Islamabad Islamabad – An exhibition of as many as 135 oil-on-canvas paintings by the youth from local colleges and universities explore climate change through the arts to create a platform for education and dialogue. The exhibition opened on Tuesday December 8 at the Ibex Club, Lake View Park. A large number of students, environmentalists, art lovers and ... Read More »

Community resilience significant to cope with climate change impact

Fields in the Shigar Valley, Gilgit–Baltistan, Pakistan. Photo: Yann Arthus-Bertrand

Experts at Climate Change Adaptation seminar urge Government to introduce Climate Smart solutions and facilitate vulnerable communities in disaster risk reduction and adaptation ISLAMABAD – Recurrent floods caused by increased rainfall or GLOF (glacial lake outburst flood) in the Upper Indus Basin (Northern Pakistan) have severely impacted lives and infrastructure of vulnerable communities in recent years. The urgent situation calls for swift ... Read More »

Google-FAO partnership to make remote sensing data efficient and accessible

Google-FAO partnership to make remote sensing data efficient and accessible

Partnership enhances ability to assess changing forest and to estimate greenhouse gas emissions PARIS (France) – Google Maps and FAO have agreed to work closely together to make geospatial tracking and mapping products more accessible, providing a high-technology assist to countries tackling climate change and much greater capacity to experts developing forest and land-use policies. Digital technology tapping into satellite ... Read More »

Beijing hits highest air pollution alert of 2015

Beijing hits highest air pollution alert of 2015

Beijing’s residents have been advised to stay indoors after air pollution in the Chinese capital reached hazardous levels. BEIJING (China) – Last night, Beijing’s pollution level was taken up a notch to “orange,” from the original “yellow” classification by the Beijing Environmental Protection Bureau, according to Travel China. This is the second-highest air pollution warning level, with “red” coming next. Air pollution ... Read More »

World leaders due in Paris for COP21 Climate Change Summit

World leaders due in Paris for COP21 Climate Change Summit

PARIS (France) – Around 150 world leaders are expected to descend on Paris for the U.N. climate change summit that starts Monday in the French capital with the aim of reaching a landmark global deal on limiting greenhouse gas emissions. The leaders of the United States, China and India — the world’s top three carbon-emitting countries — are among those scheduled to ... Read More »

More than 600,000 people killed due to weather disasters in last 2 decades

Around 90 percent of disasters in the last 20 years have been caused by 6,457 floods, storms, heatwaves, droughts and other weather-related events

Weather-related disasters have become more frequent over the last 20 years, claiming more than 600,000 lives, a new UN report claimed on Monday, urging nations to take serious action on climate change. Around 90 percent of disasters in the last 20 years have been caused by 6,457 floods, storms, heatwaves, droughts and other weather-related events — and these weather-spawned disasters are ... Read More »

Climate Change termed catalyst for conflicts

ISLAMABAD – The upcoming United Nations Summit (COP21) on climate can be a catalyst for change for the future of human civilization and it is time to rise to the occasion to address the multifaceted and manifold challenges. This was expressed by experts, academia and civil society activists in an interuniversity story contest held at IQRA University with collaboration of ... Read More »

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